Firestorm


1h 29m 1998

Brief Synopsis

When two forest fires collide, they create a ferocious storm, an unpredictable inferno that demonstrates the true power of nature. Howling winds whip the flames into a frenzy, creating massive tornadoes of fire rising up to 600 feet. The fires become so massive that they actually become their own we

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
20th Century Fox; American Humane Association; Cinema Research Corporation; Deborah Ross Film Design; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Deluxe Vancouver; Digital Sound & Pictures; Eastman Kodak; Fried Films; Panavision, Ltd.; United States Department of Agriculture--Forest Service; Vifx/Video Image
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Finnkino Oy; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Squamish, British Columbia, Canada; Castaic, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Synopsis

When two forest fires collide, they create a ferocious storm, an unpredictable inferno that demonstrates the true power of nature. Howling winds whip the flames into a frenzy, creating massive tornadoes of fire rising up to 600 feet. The fires become so massive that they actually become their own weather system. Parachuting into and fighting these "firestorms" is an all-too-regular occurences for fearless smokejumper Jessie Graves and his close-knit team. But as Graves prepares again to battle a rampaging blaze, he is unaware that convicted murderer Earl Shaye, posing as a firefighter, is using the firestorm to implement a daring escape plan. As nature's ultimate inferno threatens to engulf him, Graves is caught in the middle of a deadly situation. Using few tools and without backup, he must now try to outsmart the cunning killer and save an orinthologist, Jennifer, who has been taken hostage. But the fire is turning, and time is running out!

Crew

Gary Abrahamian

Supervisor

Stuart Aikins

Canadian Casting

Chris Allen

Other

Ron Ambro

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Charles Andre

Stunt Performer

Charles Andre

Stunts

John Armstrong

Transportation Captain (Los Angeles Unit)

Arlene Arnold

3rd Assistant Director

Ty Arnold

Key 2nd Assistant Director

James Bamford

Stunts

Jim Barber

Company Grip

Samm Barnes

First Aid/Craft Service

Bill Beasley

Stunt Performer

Michael Frost Beckner

Screenwriter

Ted Bell

Lead Helicopter Pilot

Javier Bennassar

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Bergman

Digital Compositing Team (Vifx)

Jennifer M Bergman

Visual Effects Producer (Vifx)

Jennifer Bergman

Visual Effects

Levon Besnelian

Dolly Grip (Los Angeles Unit)

Stewart Bethune

Unit Production Manager

Tom Blacklock

Canadian Special Effects Crew

Andrew Blau

Assistant (To Thomas M Hammel)

Rick Bold

Boom Operator

Robert Bonino

Construction Coordinator (Los Angeles Unit)

Ron Bowen

Key Grip (2nd Unit)

David Bowie

Song

David Bowie

Song Performer ("Cat People (Putting Out The Fire)")

Bob Boyle

Location Manager (Los Angeles Unit)

Greg Bradner

Other

Jeff Bresin

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Martin Bresin

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Mark A Brown

Other

Mark A Brown

Other

Matt Brown

Digital Record Out Operator (Vifx)

Bruce Brownstein

Location Manager

John Buffery

Other

Mary Carol Bulger

Production Coordinator (Los Angeles Unit)

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Milt Burton

Stunt Performer

William H Burton

Stunt Performer

Trevor Butt

2nd Assistant Camera

Lynda Lee Chapple

Production Assistant

Lauro Chartrand

Stunt Performer

Dean Choe

Stunt Performer

Rita Ciccozzi

Assistant Make-Up

Paul Clancy

Special Effects Technician

Kevin Clark

Other

Debbie Coe

Animal Trainer

Stephane Cojot-goldberg

Effects Camera Operator (Vifx)

Benjamin Cook

Sound Effects Editor

Chris Corbould

Special Effects Coordinator

Jill Corp

Assistant Hairstylist

David Cowan

Other

Louis Creveling

Dialogue Editor

Dan Crosby

Other

Dave Curley

Other

Rod Currie

Canadian Special Effects Crew

Rory Cutler

Canadian Special Effects Crew

David Dague

Construction Coordinator

Evan Daum

Assistant Sound Editor

John Davies

Stunt Performer

Brian Davis

Other

Charlie Davis

Post-Production Executive

Jan Davis

Stunt Performer

Mark E. A. De Sousa

Other

Shelley Degan

Company Grip

John Dekker

Best Boy Electric

Linda Del Rosario

Production Designer

Darrin Denlinger

Storyboard Artist

Shane Deschamps

Supervisor

John Desjardin

Visual Effects Supervisor (Vifx)

Denise Dickson

Office Assistant

Bill Dietrich

Digital Smokejumpers/Axe Man (Vifx)

D M Babe Dolan

Stunt Performer

Michael Dundas

Other

Jim R Dunn

Stunt Performer

Paul Dunn

Senior Special Effects Technician

Gus Duron

Other

Kevin Dyck

Stunt Performer

Dean Eilertson

Property Master

Tim Eldridge

Technical Advisor (Smokejumpers)

Robert Emrich

Supervisor

Marny Eng

Stunt Performer

John Ensminger

Other

Brian Epp

Assistant Property Master

Jamie Epp

Other

Anders Ericson

3-D Cliff Fall Team (Vifx)

Nathan Eriksen

Digital Record Out Operator (Vifx)

Mary Erstad

Foley Mixer

David Fakakusa

Construction Foreman

Dominique Fauquet-lemaitre

Set Decorator

Joseph R. Feeney

Transportation Coordinator (Los Angeles Unit)

Gregg Harris Feingold

Boom Operator (Los Angeles Unit)

Robert Fernandez

Other

S. J. Fieger

Other

Jim Filippone

Aerial Coordinator/Wescam Pilot

Bob Findlay

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Bruce Finlayson

Costume Designer

Nick Finlayson

Senior Special Effects Technician

Dave Fleisher

Assistant Property Master (2nd Unit)

Glenn Foerster

Other

Terry Foerster

Other

Megan Forste

2nd Assistant Camera (Los Angeles Unit)

James Forsyth

Extras Casting

Alan Freedman

Adr Mixer

Meg Freeman

Digital Paintings (Vifx)

Don French

1st Assistant Director (2nd Unit)

Bob Froehlig

Systems Manager (Vifx)

Frank Gaeta

Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer

Giancarlo Ganziano

Video Village Operator (Vifx)

Reg Gay

Other

Gary George

Digital Record Out Manager (Vifx)

Scott Giegler

3-D Cliff Fall Guy (Vifx)

Jim Gilson

Gaffer (Los Angeles Unit)

Jason Glass

Stunt Performer

Mary Karen Gleason

Production Accountant

Kurt Godel

Digital Transfer Engineer

Jamie Goehring

Production Assistant

Gill Goodman

2nd Unit Props (2nd Unit)

Ron Goodman

Spacecam Aerial Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Allison Gordon Kohler

Casting

Allison Gordon-kohler

Casting

Brian Gough

Stunt Performer

David Grant

Dialogue Editor

Art Green

Greens Foreman

Wilf Guttman

Company Grip

Darrell Guyon

Special Effects Technician

Greg Hamilton

Transportation Captain

Stephen Hamilton

Special Effects 1st Unit Floor Supervisor (1st Unit)

Thomas M. Hammel

Producer

Dan Hanen

Lead Dresser

Caroline Hardon

1st Assistant Editor (Canada)

Catherine Harper

Foley Artist

David Henneberry

Other

Carla Hetland

Costume Designer

Bryan Hirota

Digital Effects Supervisor (Vifx)

Jack Hofstra

Editor

Brenda Hohn

Production Assistant

David Hopkins

Assistant Props (Los Angeles Unit)

Jen Howard

Digital Compositing Team (Vifx)

Kim Howey

Stunt Performer

S Lily Hui

Production Coordinator (2nd Unit)

Keiren Humphries

Dolly Grip

David Husby

Sound Mixer

Christopher Ivins

Digital Compositing Team (Vifx)

Robert C Jackson

Dialogue Editor

Portia Jacox

Script Supervisor

Josh R Jaggars

Digital Production Manager (Vifx)

Gaetan Jalbert

Gaffer (2nd Unit)

Lee Jenkinson

Accountants Clerk

Brian Johnson

2nd Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Thomas Jones

Adr Supervisor

George Josef

Stunt Performer

Cori Keating

Set Costumer

David Keen

Special Effects Technician

Michael Kehoe

Craft Service (Los Angeles Unit)

Beverley Keigher

Makeup Artist (2nd Unit)

Ossama Khuluki

Foley Artist

Kristin Kiernan

Negative Cutter

Ken Kirzinger

Canadian Stunt Coordinator

Robert L Knott

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Paul Knowles

Senior Special Effects Technician

Steve Koster

Wescam Aerial Cameraman (2nd Unit)

Greg Kozikowski

Video Village Operator (Vifx)

Tom Krasny

Stunt Performer

Lana Krotenko

Script Supervisor (2nd Unit)

Whitey Krumm

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Hoiyue Harry Lam

Supervisor

Jonathan Lancaster

On-Set Dresser

Jason B. Landels

Assistant Property Master

Richard Lang

Company Grip

Michael Langlois

Stunt Performer

Wendi Laski

Unit Publicist

Stephanie Leavitt

Assistant Location Manager

Terrance Leigh

Stunt Performer

Jeph Loeb

Producer

Liz Lord

Digital Compositing Team (Vifx)

Brad Loree

Stunt Performer

Lisa Love

Key Makeup Artist

Wayne Macconnell

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Cam Macdonald

Camera Operator (2nd Unit)

Terry Mackay

Production Assistant

David Majors

Stunt Performer

J.j. Makaro

Stunt Performer

David Mann

Foley Editor

Duane 'dc' Manwiller

1st Assistant Camera (Los Angeles Unit)

Derek Marcil

Re-Recording Mixer

Diane Marshall

Foley Artist

Walt Martin

Sound Mixer (Los Angeles Unit)

Rod Mawson

"B" Camera 2nd Assistant

Crispin May

Other

Bertram Mccann

Other

Rob Mcewan

Still Photographer

Terry Mcewen

1st Assistant Camera (2nd Unit)

Joe Mcginnis

Special Effects Technician (Los Angeles Unit)

Peter Mclennan

Camera Operator

Richard Merryman

Camera Operator

Doug Metzger

1st Assistant Director

Doug Metzger

Co-Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1998
Production Company
20th Century Fox; American Humane Association; Cinema Research Corporation; Deborah Ross Film Design; Deluxe Entertainment Services Group; Deluxe Vancouver; Digital Sound & Pictures; Eastman Kodak; Fried Films; Panavision, Ltd.; United States Department of Agriculture--Forest Service; Vifx/Video Image
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox; 20th Century Fox Distribution; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Cts; Finnkino Oy; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Squamish, British Columbia, Canada; Castaic, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter January 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video May 26, 1998

Project was previously in development with Savoy Pictures.

Completed shooting November 29, 1996.

Began shooting August 26, 1996.

On October 31, 1996, stuntman Keith Perepelkin died during the filming of a parachute jump in British Columbia.

Released in United States Winter January 9, 1998

Released in United States on Video May 26, 1998